Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Cavitating Flows over a Modified NACA0009 Foil
Paper in proceedings, 2018

In this study, the cavitating flow over a modified NACA0009 foil has been investigated using experimental and numerical methods. In the experimental investigation, high-speed visualization is used to study the behavior of the cavitating flow at 𝜎 = 1.2, 𝛼 = 5, 𝑈 = 20𝑚/𝑠. In order to identify the location of erosive collapse, a preliminary soft paint test is performed. In the numerical part of this study, the flow condition subjected to the soft paint study is simulated with Large Eddy Simulation using a mixture assumption coupled with the Schnerr-Sauer mass transfer model. In order to validate the simulation, the numerical results are compared with experimental high-speed visualization of the flow at the same condition. These comparisons show that the numerical simulation is capable of reproducing the main features of the cavitating flow. The validated numerical results and the high-speed visualization are then used to explain the hydrodynamic mechanism of erosive events that have been identified in the experimental investigation.


Mohammad Hossein Arabnejad Khanouki

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Ali Amini

Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne

Rickard Bensow

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Mohamed Farhat

Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne

The 10th International Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2018)
Baltimore, USA,

Development and experimental validation of computational models for cavitating flows, surface erosion damage and material loss (CaFE)

European Commission (Horizon 2020), 2015-01-01 -- 2019-01-01.

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